(January 1940)

DC, 1940 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan ?
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Info for issue from Et-Es-Go on the collectors-society message boards.


[hunter shooting hippo in the mouth] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Richard Flanagan
Inks:
John Richard Flanagan
Colors:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited to Creig Flessel; changed per Scott Bonagofsky, 4/19/2007, from results of his discussions with Creig Flessel.

["Gosh! Fifi has a new doghouse!"] (Table of Contents)

This Doggone World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints:
  • from ? (DC, ? series) #?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Art credits based on GCD indexes of other instances of this feature.

["Sandra, you need a rest!"] (Table of Contents)

Sandra of the Secret Service / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

["Sandra is granted a vacation..."] (Table of Contents)

Sandra of the Secret Service / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
  • from ? (DC, ? series) #?

["Looka that clock, Sam!"] (Table of Contents)

Sam the Porter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from ? (DC, ? series) #?

Vampire Venom (Table of Contents)

Dr. Occult / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Leger]
Pencils:
Joe Shuster [as Reuths]
Inks:
Joe Shuster [as Reuths]
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Dr. Occult; Det. Capt. Ellsworth
Synopsis:
"Where a moment before there had been empty space, now at the edge of the newly made grave, stand the figure of the corpse and a bat-man!"
Reprints:

["Hanko, You're going to the rodeo, Yes Sir!"] (Table of Contents)

Hanko the Cowhand / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Reprints:

["Captain Dennis and Jeff Roberts are sold as slaves..."] (Table of Contents)

Pirate Gold / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

["Captain Dennis and young Jeff Roberts escape from the Chinese merchant..."] (Table of Contents)

Pirate Gold / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
  • from ? (DC, ? series) #?

["Spike's cablegram finally reaches his uncle George..."] (Table of Contents)

Spike Spalding / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Vince Sullivan [as Vin Sullivan]
Pencils:
Vince Sullivan [as Vin Sullivan]
Inks:
Vince Sullivan [as Vin Sullivan]
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Later chapter of the Prince of Patrania storyline.

["Shall I tell th' gal about my find..."] (Table of Contents)

Woozy Watts / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor
Reprints:

["Fearing Bob Merritt and his companions might interfere..."] (Table of Contents)

Bob Merritt / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia (signed)
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

["As the lifeless body of Thor the watchman came hurtling thru the window..."] (Table of Contents)

Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Hickey
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

["The famous Blue Bay millionaire, Lord Greystone, and his watchman, have both been murdered."] (Table of Contents)

Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Hickey
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

["I can't understand it -- He says he's never eaten a single bowl of breakfast food in his life!!"] (Table of Contents)

Jest Jokes / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Whit Ellsworth
Pencils:
Whit Ellsworth (signed)
Inks:
Whit Ellsworth (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

["Time has given Johnnie a valuable lead to a peddler of marijuana..."] (Table of Contents)

Johnnie Law / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Johnnie Law; Donati
Synopsis:
Johnnie goes after a marijuana peddler. Gets caught, and almost dumped in the river.
Reprints:

["After the dope smugglers unsuccessful attempt to take Johnnie "for a ride"..."] (Table of Contents)

Johnnie Law / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Johnnie leads a police raid on the dope gang. Bugs is caught but Donati escapes.
Reprints:

["Our story opens in a south western town..."] (Table of Contents)

Jack Woods / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; western-frontier
Synopsis:
Woods attempts to save an innocent man from being lynched.
Reprints:

["Yvonne Darling, the child motion picture star, has arrived at the lumber camp..."] (Table of Contents)

Little Linda / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth (signed) [as Whit Ellsworth]
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth (signed) [as Whit Ellsworth]
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Linda; Yvonne Darling
Reprints:

["Cardinal Richelieu's party entices the Duke of Buckingham..."] (Table of Contents)

The Three Musketeers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Alexandre Dumas (original); ? (adaptation)
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Reprints:

King John and the Magna Carta (Table of Contents)

Magic Crystal of History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming]
Inks:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming]
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Bobby; Binks; King John
Reprints:

["Having escaped from the underwater kingdom of Queen Claudia..."] (Table of Contents)

Brad Hardy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Brad Hardy; Prince Kardos
Synopsis:
Brad and Kardos capture a bull-boar.
Reprints:

["As Marty assisted the exhausted Gorila Green to his dressing room.."] (Table of Contents)

Marty McCann / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Cronin (signed)
Inks:
Ed Cronin (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Marty McCann; Gorilla Greene; Pete Marko; Bradley Reynolds; Boris
Synopsis:
Marty gets on the bad side of Pete Marko. Then agrees to box wrestler Boris the Lion.
Reprints:

["It's the night of the match between Marty McCann, the boxer and the Russian wrestler, Boris..."] (Table of Contents)

Marty McCann / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Cronin (signed)
Inks:
Ed Cronin (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Marty McCann; Bradley Reynolds; Boris the Lion; Pete Marko
Synopsis:
Marko tries to fix the match to get revenge on McCann. But then somebody shoots Boris.
Reprints:

["Did'ya ever lasso a jack rabbit, Hanko?"] (Table of Contents)

Hanko the Cowhand / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Reprints:

The Spectral Killer (Table of Contents)

Dr. Occult / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Leger]
Pencils:
Joe Shuster [as Reuths]
Inks:
Joe Shuster [as Reuths]
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Dr. Occult; Ed Murphy; Sgt. Ellsworth
Synopsis:
Ed Murphy is electrocuted for his crimes but vows to come back from the grave.
Reprints:

["Whatcha worryin' 'bout, Bill?"] (Table of Contents)

Just for Fun / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from ? (DC, ? series) #?

["Bullets betray no less than fingerprints"] (Table of Contents)

Crime Never Pays / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["Marjorie Gestring"] (Table of Contents)

All American Champs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Walter Galli (signed) [as WG]
Inks:
Walter Galli (signed) [as WG]
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On back cover of comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [hunter shooting hippo in the mouth]
  2. 1. ["Gosh! Fifi has a new doghouse!"]
    This Doggone World
  3. 2. ["Sandra, you need a rest!"]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  4. 3. ["Sandra is granted a vacation..."]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  5. 4. ["Looka that clock, Sam!"]
    Sam the Porter
  6. 5. Vampire Venom
    Dr. Occult
  7. 6. ["Hanko, You're going to the rodeo, Yes Sir!"]
    Hanko the Cowhand
  8. 7. ["Captain Dennis and Jeff Roberts are sold as slaves..."]
    Pirate Gold
  9. 8. ["Captain Dennis and young Jeff Roberts escape from the Chinese merchant..."]
    Pirate Gold
  10. 9. ["Spike's cablegram finally reaches his uncle George..."]
    Spike Spalding
  11. 10. ["Shall I tell th' gal about my find..."]
    Woozy Watts
  12. 11. ["Fearing Bob Merritt and his companions might interfere..."]
    Bob Merritt
  13. 12. ["As the lifeless body of Thor the watchman came hurtling thru the window..."]
    Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police
  14. 13. ["The famous Blue Bay millionaire, Lord Greystone, and his watchman, have both been murdered."]
    Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police
  15. 14. ["I can't understand it -- He says he's never eaten a single bowl of breakfast food in his life!!"]
    Jest Jokes
  16. 15. ["Time has given Johnnie a valuable lead to a peddler of marijuana..."]
    Johnnie Law
  17. 16. ["After the dope smugglers unsuccessful attempt to take Johnnie "for a ride"..."]
    Johnnie Law
  18. 17. ["Our story opens in a south western town..."]
    Jack Woods
  19. 18. ["Yvonne Darling, the child motion picture star, has arrived at the lumber camp..."]
    Little Linda
  20. 19. ["Cardinal Richelieu's party entices the Duke of Buckingham..."]
    The Three Musketeers
  21. 20. King John and the Magna Carta
    Magic Crystal of History
  22. 21. ["Having escaped from the underwater kingdom of Queen Claudia..."]
    Brad Hardy
  23. 22. ["As Marty assisted the exhausted Gorila Green to his dressing room.."]
    Marty McCann
  24. 23. ["It's the night of the match between Marty McCann, the boxer and the Russian wrestler, Boris..."]
    Marty McCann
  25. 24. ["Did'ya ever lasso a jack rabbit, Hanko?"]
    Hanko the Cowhand
  26. 25. The Spectral Killer
    Dr. Occult
  27. 26. ["Whatcha worryin' 'bout, Bill?"]
    Just for Fun
  28. 27. ["Bullets betray no less than fingerprints"]
    Crime Never Pays
  29. 28. ["Marjorie Gestring"]
    All American Champs
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Allen Ross